Shinobi Bout: The Shinobi Card Game in “BORUTO” Part 2

I wrote about the card game "Shinobi Bout", which Boruto is really into, for this Japanese kanji blog several months ago.  My Original Article about the Shinobi Card Game in "BORUTO" And now, I received an additional question from a Boruto viewer! Thank you very much! I see more kanji symbols on the cards for Shinobi Bout in Ep.27 of "BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS". What do they mean? OK! In that episode, Boruto and friends played Shinobi Bout to cheer up Kagura. And we see way more images of cards in the playing scene. the Meaning of Japanese Kanji Symbols on the Card Game "Shinobi Bout" Alright then, let's start!…

The Meaning of the Makeup Symbol for “Monster Hunter World”

A New game is out! It's called "Monster Hunter World". Hunters catch big dinosaur-like monsters in the jungle. I love this spectacular atmosphere. However, creating a new character is always WORK! Then I already got a kanji question from a player who is working on his character! Thank you very much. What is this symbol of the Tattoo Makeup for "Monster Hunter World"? Thank you for the question and the photos! The Meaning of the Kanji Tattoo for "Monster Hunter World" You can see that Chinese-like or Japanese-like kanji symbol face tattoo in the "Makeup" section when you create your character. I think they designed this tattoo based on the…

One Piece Ep.496: Ace’s Kanji Shirts Meanings

After the war at the naval headquarter, there was a kind of long interval to tell childhood of Ace, Sabo and Luffy. And we learned so much about those BROTHERs and Luffy's hometown. In those episodes, I noticed that Ace was wearing Kanji Shirts constantly. Do you know any meanings of them? One Piece Ep.496: Ace's Kanji Shirt #1 The first kanji shirt that I noticed was this one "爆撃". This kanji idiom means "Bombing". I have no idea how he got the shirt but he seems to have a lot of kanji shirts, so it must be his taste. The 爆撃(Bombing) shirt may represent his anger and momentum. Young Ace…

Japanese Kanji and Culture in the World of “BORUTO”

Naruto's son Boruto finally became a Shinobi (that is what Ninja are)! To receive the very first mission, Boruto's team visited the office. Japanese Kanji in the Entrance of the Headquarter Office for Boruto I see the Naruto World Words 上忍(Jounin: High Class Ninja), 中忍(Chunin: Middle Class Ninja), 下忍(Genin: Low Class Ninja) on every floor. On the ground level, there are escalators that seem to be directly connected to each floor. The signs above all gates on the left side include "入口(entrance)" and the right side ones say "出口(exit)". These Kanji "入口" and "出口" are everywhere in Japan, so just you know! The Japanese kanji words like "総合案内(Sougokuannai: General Information)"…

Are NINJAGO’s Symbols Japanese Kanji?

Ninjago!! The popular lego TV show featuring "ninja" is very successful.  ...I don't know why the creator gave Nia the wrinkles on the side of her mouth...(-_-) She needs a strong facial cream. By the way, I got a question from a viewer about the show, so let me share with you. Can you read the symbols on ninja's forehead and clothes? Thank you very much for the interesting question! Are NINJAGO's Symbols Japanese Kanji? Many people think that NINJAGO guys are using Japanese symbols because Ninja is Japanese thing. However, unfortunately those symbols are NOT Japanese. They exist only in their world. So, the answer is..."No. I can't read…

Senzaemon in Kanji Shirt “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma”

Season 3 of "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma" is over! Somebody please tell me about the secret of Soma's dad! o(@_@)o I miss the former director of Totsuki Academy, Senzaemon. He visited Soma and talked to him about his grand daughter Erina. Then, I believe that his kanji shirt moment was the highlight of season 3!(*´з`) That was even in the opening title. Ha ha ha! The Secret of Seanzaemon's Muscular Body Traditionally, people strip off their clothes when they tasted yummy foods in "Shokugeki no Soma". So, we saw Senzaemon's semi-nude a couple of times and we all know he has an extraordinary muscular body for an elderly person.…

Calligraphy on their training outfits for “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”

Can you read the Japanese kanji "修行"? The answer is "shugyou (shugyo/ syugyou/ syugyo)" and it means "Training". But 修行 is not regular training. It's more like an ascetic practice...just like sitting under the waterfall.(@_@) In real life, today we use that serious word for traditional craftsmen's training or monk's training and so on. Usually we don't call Karate training "修行". However, it's very popular for anime to use the word "修行" for martial art training like in samurai era. Zoro for "One Piece", Goku for "Dragon Ball", Ninjas for "Naruto"...everybody does 修行(shugyou). Even in "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid", main character dragon girls were doing it. Meanings of Calligraphy on…

Meanings of Kanji on Wasabi’s Cat Cloak Scroll for BORUTO

Kakashi's test was fun.(*‘∀‘) Now, Boruto and friends are officially ninja! By the way, I noticed there are some Japanese Kanji on the scroll that Wasabi was using for her special Ninja Art "Cat Cloak". Meanings of Kanji on Wasabi's Cat Cloak Scroll In her scroll, we can see 3 circles contains some kanji characters. The middle one that she used was 三毛(mike) and it means "3 Colors of Fur". It's gone in 2nd picture because she used it. Other kanji letters are 斑 and 野良(They are upside down in the picture above.). 斑 means "Spots". 野良 means "Stray" here. Did you notice that? Apparently these kanji characters seem to…

Japanese Culture at Restaurants in Japan

FOOD and DRINK are the highlights during Japan trips. There are a crazy amount of choices to eat in Japan but not everybody can go to fancy restaurant every night. So, where do the normal Japanese workers go for reasonable dinner and nice selections of the drink? The Answer is "Izakaya Restaurant". In Japan, "居酒屋(izakaya)" is a very common and popular place to eat dinner. It is Japanese style pub. Adults can enjoy a drink and options commonly include rice wine and reasonable small Japanese (or any kind of) dishes. Typically, there are so many izakaya restaurants around train stations in the cities for Japanese office workers, just like the…

The Japanese Joke on the Bottle for “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”

"Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid(小林さんちのメイドラゴン)" is a very cute show. Does anyone want to try Tohru's tail meat?? ...She keeps saying that it's sweet and creamy...!(◎_◎;) By the way, here is one question about the show from viewer. I see some calligraphy on the green bottle that Kobayashi has. What does it say? Ah-hah! You are talking about this bottle, aren't you? Thank you very much for asking me a question! Japanese Culture behind that Green Bottle First of all, Japanese people notice this is obviously a "一升瓶(isshou-bin: 0.47 gallon-bottle)" of rice wine. 升(shou) is the measuring unit that is used to use in Japan before the metric system got adopted. Even today,…